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you additional details in the new year in 2014 through the budget process, which we will be kicking off rather soon in february, actually, in term of reports of our balances, how we've been doing over the course of the last year so we can look forward to that in the new year. and then lastly, i'm really pleased as we're wrapping up all the significant accomplishments. i think it's almost a year to the date or so that this commission has been installed and we're moving at quite a fast clip here. and i am pleased to announce another advancement. in the shipyard, the developer there, lennar, has informed us that they are proceeding with construction. they've secured outside lender financing for block 53 and 54 which you provided a design review approval, the vertical dba approval for those
blocks, include 54 townhomes, 105 flats and they are expected to be complete in april 2015. we'll have again a more detailed report for you in 2014, early 2014, but i wanted to let you know that your work and your leadership are resulting in new homes on the shipyard, in total approximately now it will be 250 homes under construction. housing, really housing for all working families, working san franciscans. so, that's quite exciting. and then i did want to draw your attention, just as a personal point of privilege, to share a communication that i received from the hunters point developer, lennar. i have received notice that cheryl smith, who is the director of their community affairs, many of you know her from her deep work. she comes from the bayview. her tireless work of the last six years. certainly she will be missed. she's created a deep bench there in order to carry on her work.
but really, i think the shipyard, it stands where it does today in large part to her personal commitment and her work on behalf of her neighborhood bayview and all san franciscans. she certainly will be missed and we wish her well. but they certainly do have a deep bench to carry it on. but i did want to draw your attention to that. that concludes my director's report. >> thank you very much. we will be sad to see cheryl go, yes, she will definitely be missed. not that she's like, you know, not in the community any more, but not lennar. madam secretary, please call the next item. >> the next order of business is item 9, commissioners' questions and matters. madam chair. >> thank you. any questions or matters? no? excellent. next item. >> the next order of business is item 10, closed session. >> thank you very much. we will be adjourning for just a moment to clear the room of anyone who
center on mission street in san francisco and joined by carla, the deputy director of spur and one of the persons who pushed this shelter in place and safe enough to stay concept and we want to talk about what it means and why it's important to san francisco. >> as you know the bay area as 63% chance of having a major earthquake and it's serious and going to impact a lot of people and particularly people in san francisco because we live on a major fault so what does this mean for us? part of what it means is that potentially 25% of san francisco's building stock will be uninhibit tabl and people can't stay in their homes after an earthquake. they may
have to go to shelters or leave entirely and we don't want that to happen. >> we want a building stock to encourage them to stay in the homes and encourage them to stay and not relocate to other locations and shelters. >> that's right so that means the housing needs to be safe enough to stay and we have been focused in trying to define what that means and you as a former building official knows better than anybody the code says if an earthquake happens it won't kill you but doesn't necessarily say that can you stay in your home and we set out to define what that might mean and you know because you built this house we're in now and this shows what it's like to be in a place safe enough to stay. it's not going to be perfect. there maybe
cracks in the walls and not have gas or electricity within a while but can you essentially camp out within your unit. what's it going to take to get the housing stock up to this standard? we spent time talking about this and one of the building types we talk about was soft story buildings and the ground floor is vulnerable because there are openings for garages or windows and during the earthquake we saw in the marina they went right over and those are -- >> very vulnerable buildings. >> very and there are a lot of apartment buildings in san that that are like that. >> and time to. >> >> retrofit the buildings so people can stay in them after the earthquake.
>> what do they need? do they need information? do they need incentives? mandates? >> that's a good question. i think it starts with information. people think that new buildings are earthquake proof and don't understand the performance the building will have so we want a transparent of letting people know is my building going to be safe in it after an earthquake? is my building so dangers i should be afraid of being injured? so developing a ranking system for buildings would be very important and i think for some of the larger apartment buildings that are soft story we need a mandatory program to fix the buildings, not over night and not without financial help or incentive, but a phased program over time that is reasonable so we can fix those buildings, and for the smaller
soft story buildings and especially in san francisco and the houses over garages we need information and incentives and coaxing the people along and each of the owners want their house to be safe enough. >> we want the system and not just mandate everybody. >> that's right. >> i hear about people talking about this concept of resiliency. as you're fixing your knowledge you're adding to the city wide resiliency. >> >> what does that mean? >> that's a great question. what spur has done is look at that in terms of recovery and in new orleans with katrina and lost many of the people, hasn't recovered the building stock. it's not a good situation. i think we can agree and in san
we want to rebuild well and quickly after a major disaster so we have defined what that means for our life lines. how do we need the gasolines to perform and water perform after an earthquake and the building stock as well, so we have the goal of 95% of our homes to be ready for shelter in place after a major earthquake, and that way people can stay within the city. we don't lose our work force. we don't lose the people that make san francisco so special. we keep everybody here and that allow us to recover our economy, and everything because it's so interdependent. >> so that is a difficult goal but i think we can achieve it over the long time so thank you very much for hosting us and hosting this great exhibit, and thank you very much for joining
we will look at the latest and greatest public art project. recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as
bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day.
>> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork
livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium.
the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis. using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they
fall down the belt. it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world.
one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries. they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by
visiting the commission's web site. the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. on that have billion. mr. president, i'd like to call roll please. please do >> commissioner turman. . vice president marshall a excused. sxhos is in repute. commissioner loftus >> also with us is the chief of
police and the director of sense complaints. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the wednesday, december 11, 2013, san francisco police commission meeting i want to start before we move into the agenda that agenda items number 6 and 7 we'll move off agenda and councilmember faulconer is there you want to say. >> we've made tremendous progress that some on two policies one is a member involved domestic violence policy which would give me how versions are involved which one of our officers is used of domestic violation. and there's been some work on
both of those ordered if you watch regularly on about monday nights you know i've been asking for sometime and we're very close basis often is the case we need it have a couple of more meeting to make sure we're all think the same page. we want to make sure we have time. it's my request we continue those towards the end of january >> thank you so we'll do that and also before we move into the heart of our agenda. we adjourn in the memory of members of the sfpd or former members who have passed and tonight we'll adjourn in the memory of lieutenant star 2124. many of you in the public know
of the lieutenant basis he was the face of the sfpd he was our spokesperson and a kind and good man. we'll have his services tomorrow his funeral services we'll say star 232224 started from the years of 2000 he was in the responsive unit and public foyers on 2009 he was assigned to the airport administration and retired on nodding after 29 years of service he passed away and will be greatly missed. i think if he was not ill he
would be in the police department today. i have a photo if you could publish that to the public. item one >> presentation would be appreciation of the certificate action. >> commissioners you have in your packet. >> i'd like to say a few words will the well new orleans program it brought youth and police officers together. it's done that over the last 33 years. it's a partnership with the school district and national park service in california state
parks. breaks down barriers and youth and teachers in the community it's development teamwork as well as build self-confidence and respect and understanding of ones own ability with the youth and police officers. it helps our youth gain appreciation and were in the world we've done this through all programs provided at no cost to our children. officer meekly was just plain officer mike has been head of the opt since 2005. the sfpd world war i in-laws program was staffed by volunteers. the supporters of the wildness
program have provided $20,000 and for that we would like to have them recognized with a certificate of appreciation >> so it's i it's the certificate i'm presenting this to the cohesive; right? >> laughter. >> we have a new chief tim is the new excessively achieving retired lieutenant from san francisco. the supporters in support of this san francisco police department wilderness program our generosity is greatly appreciated by citizens of city
and county and the police department >> thank you. >> chef tim. chief lieutenant following will i wow, you took it to nevada >> step out my door i go backpacking. it's been a great ride for thirty plus years and couldn't do with without numerous police. i want to thank you chief suhr and hopefully it will continue on for thirty years >> thank you. thank you very much >> thanks again a lot of officers participated and officer walterer scott passed away the minute you saw him he talked about that are a lot of officers put their heart and soul into this so thank you.
>> please call next item and the consent calendar is the document quarter report i third quarter 2013. >> commissioners w r you have in our packet any additions or concerns? there no one any public comment public comment is closed do i have a motion to adopt the consent calendar >> all in favor, say i. call item 3. >> the general public comment the public can address the committee he within the jurisdiction of the committee and the speaker will address the commission as a whole for the commissioner police rules of offered neither the
commissioners or police are required to answer the questions. the occ personnel should rind from entering into discussions and please limit our comments to 3 minutes >> time for public comment. >> good evening, commissioners. i'm happy to say we've made it to the end of the year i'm sad i won't be seeing you actually january. it's been an interesting year for jack i didn't and i have been able to meet and become evenly adam with another police captain. he's done an incredible job and
the most powerful guy in the room knows i'm not easily expressed. with the champion kers he's tale an interest in the street and has come out on his own and made arrests of the people who are smoking in the bus stop in the shelter which is one of my pet peeves i don't care what you're smoking unless it's pot. it's really made a difference. this is the second meeting that he and i have been together because we had a community meeting with jane kim concerning the shooting on market street and jones and it was, you know, s